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Giro - Prolight Techlace Cycling Shoe - Men's

Giro Prolight Techlace Cycling Shoe - Men's

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$199.95 Original price:$399.95
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Tech Specs

Upper Material:
Ultralight Techmesh, Teijin TPU
3 Techlace Pro straps
Supernatural Fit Kit, Ultralight, X-Static anti-microbial
TeXtreme Advanced Concepts Composite
Claimed Weight:
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Light and lightning fast.

Give yourself a serious competitive edge with the Giro Men's Prolight Techlace Shoes. Tipping the scale at a mere 150 grams, the Prolight balances ultralight construction with top of the line pedaling performance from its progressive upper and outsole.

Adorned with three quick and convenient Techlace Pro straps, the Prolight offers a fast and secure closure system, while its Ultralight Techmesh upper with a Teijin TPU skeletal overlay ensures long-lasting durability, breathability, and overall comfort through the seasons. An Ultralight SuperNatural Fit Kit with adjustable arch support in the footbed provides you with just the right level of support and response, while X-Static anti-microbial fiber in the Ultralight footbed helps things stay fresh and fatigue-free. Then, the stiff TeXtreme Advanced Concepts outsole serves up lightning-fast responsiveness in an insanely lightweight package.

  • Lightweight, performance-driven cycling shoe
  • Durable and breathable Techmesh upper for comfort
  • Techlace Pro straps lock down the fit in a pinch
  • Adjustable arch support at footbed provides the right fit
  • Stiff TeXtreme Advanced outsole enhances overall response

Best Shoes Ever for Hot weather

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 48

Best shoes I've owned. Love them for ease of use and extremely lightweight. Only thing that gives them trouble is rain. Not good shoes for Rain or Cold but if it's 60 or warmer and not raining these are the best available.

If it's nice out the Sidi's get the dust pile until it's cold or raining.

If I had my way I'd wear these shoes every day because that would mean it's sunny and warm. The tech lace just works. Hard to explain until you wear it but if you pick up the pair and it weighs the same as one of your other shoes you'll notice immediately.

Too tight? Nah, just form-fitting.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45

When I first opened the box I was worried - have they sent my the wrong size? I put on some Castelli socks and tried them on. Initial impression - VERY light and VERY form-fitting. I was surprised that how small the shoes looked before I put them on and how well they fit. The sizing was correct but left no room for error.

My advice - sock preference is VERY important when ordering Prolights; the Castellis I mentioned are a very thin, summer sock. If I were to pair a thicker sock with these shoes I doubt I could get them on (at least comfortably).

For me, the price point and the comfort of the shoes are spot on.

Too tight and uncomfortable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 46.5

I’ve have never over 37 years of cycling experienced type of pain post ride that I have with these shoes. From mid to hammered toes, I had the it all with these shoes, adjusting laces and socks and heel lifts at different times.

I know that hands and feet have more bones than the rest of the skeletal body; so, it’s hard to isolate the origin of pain at times. But bruised bones are hard to treat no matter what the origin. Rest didn’t help. Switching back to old shoes didn’t help either.

Giro has been my favorite shoe brands for a long time; I’m stubborn and cheap enough not to give up. I plan to try a stretch next. I will not even attempt to address what particular elements of the shoe’s construction-side support, platform, or profile-has led to my discomfort; that’s important to highlight-its my discomfort. For my feet, age, and previous injuries are unique to me. But I’m disappointed, for I thought I was going to have another great experience with a pair of Giro shoes.

Light But Too Tight

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

Lace system is ok, more of a novelty at end of the day. And speaking of at end of day, or close to end of a ride—the tightness of foot bed begins to take its effect. Soreness sets in and persists long after ride. Giros are by far my favorite cycling shoe; and when I measured them up against the other models I have—the length is spot on. It’s the width that was dialed back for some reason. The shoes, given the shaved back width, are basically worthless, especially on long rides

Prolight Techlace: feather light

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 42.5

I am very pleased with these shoes. They are incredibly light, yet stiff. The lacing system allows for a tight fit regardless of the thickness of one's socks. They are quite comfortable. Hopefully, the laces will not snap. Pricing is quite variable, and it may take patience to find the correct size at a good price point.

Super light and comfy!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Size Bought: 44.5

These are light and comfortable. I wear 44.5 in sidi ergo and these fit me in 44.5 as well. I put in the Ergon IP3 Solestar insoles size 44/45 and they fit great
The toe box area is soft. Hey if the shoe fits wear it. I've had a lot of trouble finding cycling shoes that don't hurt my feet. So far I'm happy with these. Btw I wear a 10 in normal shoes. Unbelievably light!

Dopest road shoes ever!

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 43.5

These are the dopest road shoes i have ever owned. Stupid light and comfortable, they make me want to stay out all day. If only Giro made some prolight-tech legs to match i would swap my own for them.

Wish I didn't take so long to order these

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10.5

These shoes arrived a few days ago and I was really excited to wear them on a ride after opening the box and feeling how light they are in comparison to my Sidis. Road this afternoon wearing them and all I can say is they fit like a dream. The lace+velcro combination is absolutely perfect. My foot did not move around in the shoe at all. The sole is very stiff and I was able to apply power to pedal without flex. Big fan and highly recommend. I hope these hold up for a long time.


    After less than 10 uses the heel piece fell off and the sole cracked. For such an expensive shoe I would have expected it to be much more durable. For the first broken pair, BC took care of the return/warranty, making the return experience seamless. Unfortunately, the sole of the second pair also cracked (made it a bit longer than the first pair - prob ~20 uses). Unfortunately BC is making me go through Giro directly on the second go around, which has been a little painful.

    Same thing happened to mine. Just the heel came off. Agree that the staff is outstanding. Just got my new pair last week after returning old pair. I suspect same thing will occur but we shall see.

    Curious what ended up happening with the warranty issue with Giro? Did they give you a third pair of shoes to try?

    This exact same thing happened to my pair. I absolutely loved how comfortable they were and how light. But i only got about 10 rides out of mine as well.

    Exact same thing for me - the rubber heel fell off and then the sole cracked. CC replaced them. Other than that, these are a fantastic, comfortable, lightweight shoe. I wear a 44.5 in Sidi and 45 in these.

    Best. Shoe. Ever.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    Lightweight - Check
    Stiff - Check
    Comfortable - Check

    What else could you want? These shoes are beyond awesome, and I honestly can't see myself using another shoe for quite some time.

    Never going back

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This shoe is simply awesome. Done with the days of clunky heavy sidis. This shoe is light, easily adjustable and really, once you wear them, you don't want to put anything else on. I have the whole line now of Giro lace ups and simply love them. Just when I thought the empire ec90 was the perfect shoe along comes the protech. This shoe is so light. It's a little bit narrower in the toe box, but with the adjustability it feels fine. I now use both these shoes and the ec90s for TT, triathlon and road. As a cat 2 I can't tell you how much my power and cadence has increased. Could be mental, but I will never go back to a ratchet, boa or other stupid system. Simply perfect!

    Peter, I like Giro's and their lace-ups, use them for road and mtb. The one thing that I have found is a balance is the durability/dependability of laces versus boa and ratchets (especially in mtb).
    I am leaning towards these because of supposed adjustability while on the bike. On a long day, with sweat and everything else, sometimes I want to tighten or loosen the shoes and this, obviously, isn't possible during a race.

    How are these for on-the-fly adjustability with the straps?

    Most comfortable shoes I've owned

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 45

    These shoes are fantastics. I used to wear bontragers 45s and swapped to a these in a 45. The insoles are better than the custom ones I used to have, and the shoes simply feel like a slipper.

    The one modification I wound up making was for triathlon, racing barefoot, there are some seems inside the shoe and some taped edges that were too thin. I wound up putting a couple pieces of KT tape over the seams and they are now amazing tri shoes as well.

    Giro Prolight Techlace

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 45.5

    These are the most comfortable and stiff shoes I've owned. I received them and did 600 miles and 19000 feet of climbing in them in the first seven days. Not one hotspot, blister or any foot issue. From the first time I put them on, they felt already broken in. They fit snug like my old track racing spikes and the weight was similar. These shoes made my Fi'zi:k R1B Uomo Boa Limited Edition seem heavy. I had no problems with the velcro tabs staying tight and were fairly easy to adjust the lace tension while riding. I will get a second pair. They fit true to size. I ordered the same size as all my other Giro shoes. Many thanks Bill Sherman for your recommendation and effort to get these to me in a pinch.

    What size running shoe do you wear? I wear a 45.5 in s works and 46 in shimano

    Stiff and light

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    So I got these shoes a week or so back and have a few hundred miles on them, so just a preliminary review.

    I swapped to these from a pair of Empire SLXs, these are 25g lighter each. While it might not sound like much, the difference in weight was immediately noticeably when I slipped these on. The TeXtreme sole allows Giro to keep the same amount of stiffness while losing weight.

    Even with all the weight savings, they didn't cut any corners on durability or comfort. The heel cup is still very nicely padded and the toe area is built up and has resisted all the toe rub I have gotten (#smallbikeproblems). The only small thing is that the heel pad isn't replaceable, but they wear very well, and shouldn't be an issue.

    The Techlace system is velcro straps refined. Instead of a wide band of unbreathable synthetic, only laces are draped across the top of your foot. The system also allows for a small amount of movement so it fits just right after a few miles on the bike. Even if you didn't get it right the first time, just lift the velcro tab, and place it back down where you think it'd be comfier. Simple as that.

    If you don't want the Techlace, there is also the option to retrofit them with old regular laces, which saves a further few grams from the shoe.

    They fit exactly the same as the Empire SLX/ACC/Originals.

    Feel free to reach out with any other questions!

    I wear a 44 in Bontrager Classique (lace up), but had to go to 44.5 for my S-Work 6 road shoes. What size would you recommend for the Prolights?

    A 44.5 should fit you fine. I had a friend go from his 42 S-Works 6 shoes to a pair of 42 Prolights and it was perfect.

    I wear EU44 (28cm actually) in Shimano R132 , What size would you recommend for the Giro Prolights ?

    Andy, I would probably go with a 44.5 in that case.

    I have the ACC on a 43, but I though the prolight being more of a think sock type shoe, and slightlighly having a bit more give I would go for a 42.5 instead...thoughts?


    Cycling Footwear
    36   5 3 23
    36.5   5.5 3.5 23
    37   6 4 23.5
    37.5   6.5 4.5 24
    38   6.5 4.5 24
    38.5   7 5 24.5
    39 6.5 7.5 5.5 25
    39.5 7 8 6 25
    40 7.5 8.5 6.5 25.5
    40.5 7.5 8.5 6.5 26
    41 8 9 7 26
    41.5 8.5 9.5 7.5 26.5
    42 9 10 8 27
    42.5 9.5 10.5 8.5 27
    43 9.5 10.5 8.5 27.5
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    44 10.5   9.5 28
    44.5 11   10 28.5
    45 11   10 29
    45.5 11.5   10.5 29
    46 12   11 29.5
    46.5 12.5   11.5 30
    47 13   12 30
    47.5 13   12 30.5
    48 13.5   12.5 31